Secretary-General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg was awarded the Manfred Woerner Medal in Berlin on Wednesday. German Federal Minister of Defence, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was present at the event and congratulated NATO chef for his «outstanding contribution to peace and freedom in Europe.»
«I am particularly honoured to achieve and to accept this award as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of NATO... Еще,» Stoltenberg said.
«In just few days we will also commemorate 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. And as we stand here tonight in Berlin, in the intersection between what was East and what was West, it is hard to underestimate how profoundly these two events shaped Europe's history,» he added.
The medal is an annual award founded in memory of Dr. Manfred Woerner, the West Germany Federal Minister of Defence between 1982 and 1988.